Higher education at the margins: Mary McFarland at TEDxGeorgetown
Delivered to a packed audience at Georgetown University in October 2013, the Director of Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM), Dr Mary McFarland talks about the importance of imagination in transformation. Launched in 2010, this latest Jesuit Refugee Service /JC:HEM initiative, employing internet and on-site teachers, mentors and tutors, offers accredited online higher education courses to refugees in Kakuma (Kenya) and Dzaleka (Malawi) camps, and in urban areas in Jordan, as well as certificates of learning. In the pilot phase of the programme, ending in August 2014, more than 1,000 refugees are expected to participate.